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Overview

The most learner-centered and assessment-driven text available.

Praised for a very engaging writing style, comprehensive coverage of key research, and strong pedagogical features, Ciccarelli and White focus on getting students to read their textbook. Using the most recent recommended APA undergraduate psychology learning outcomes, the authors establish clear learning objectives for students that are tied to these objectives. Student and instructors praise Ciccarelli and White's approach to teaching and learning in today's classroom. The thirteen-chapter table of contents covers the essentials that every introductory psychology student should know and fits easily into a one-semester course.

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  • Improve Critical Thinking — Features such as Student Voice and Link icons help students understand the material easily. The Student Voice Questions create a dialogue between the reader and the text while the Link icons connect all the related fields of psychology to one another.
  • Engage Students — The highly visual features such as chapter opening prologues, concept maps, and special feature essays are designed to capture student interest immediately.
  • Explore Research — With updated references, readers will continue to read about the most current research. Special feature essays found within the narrative cover interesting topics related to the chapter material.
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Editorial Reviews

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Ciccarelli and White's Psychology: An Introduction is a great introductory psychology textbook, which features an introduction that enables students to glean their learning style and how best to study, take notes, and write papers (a useful how-to for any class and any student). It covers all of the main areas of psychology in a logical and precise fashion, highlighting all critical theories and constructs.

- Laura May of University of South Carolina Aiken


Have you seen the great new Ciccarelli intro text? I really like it because it has current information that students can connect with like Psych: In the News, applying psychology to your life and comments and questions posed by real students. I also like the way she included the APA learning outcomes. I find this really helpful for the psych. majors so they can focus on mastery of the concepts and content they will be tested on when they take the G.R.E. Her writing style is very accessible for my students!

- Lee Kooler of Modesto Junior College

Engaging writing that covers the material in a concise manner while effectively utilizing some important pedagogical features.

- Perry Fuchs of UT Arlington

Thoughtfully written and assembled, engaging, interesting, and student-centered.

- Sarah Estow of Guilford College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205256419
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 497
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Saundra K Ciccarelli is a Professor of Psychology at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Originally interested in a career as a researcher in the development of language and intelligence in developmentally delayed children and adolescents, Dr. Ciccarelli had publications in the American Journal of Mental Deficiency while still at Peabody. However, she discovered a love of teaching early on in her career. This led her to the position at Gulf Coast State College, where she has been teaching Introductory Psychology and Human Development for over 30 years. Her students love her enthusiasm for the field of psychology and the many anecdotes and examples she uses to bring psychology to life for them. Before writing this text, Dr. Ciccarelli authored numerous ancillary materials for several introductory psychology and human development texts.

J Noland White is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia College, Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University, located in Milledgeville. He received both his B.S. and M.S. in Psychology from Georgia College and joined the faculty in 2001 after receiving his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. White has worked as a consultant in a variety of settings, including adult mental health, developmental disabilities, and juvenile justice. Back on campus, he operates an active lab and with his students is currently investigating the psychophysiological characteristics and neuropsychological performance of adults with and without ADHD. Outside of the lab, Dr. White is engaged in collaborative research examining the effectiveness of incorporating technology in and out of the college classroom to facilitate student learning. He also serves as a mentor for other faculty wanting to expand their use of technology with their classes. In 2008, he was a recipient of the Georgia College Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 The Science of Psychology

Chapter 2 The Biological Perspective

Chapter 3 Sensation and Perception

Chapter 4 Learning

Chapter 5 Memory

Chapter 6 Consciousness and Cognition

Chapter 7 Development Across the Life Span

Chapter 8 Motivation and Emotion

Chapter 9 Stress and Health

Chapter 10 Social Psychology

Chapter 11 Theories of Personality and Intelligence

Chapter 12 Psychological Disorders

Chapter 13 Psychological Therapies


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology

What is Psychology?

Psychology Then: The History of Psychology

Psychology Now: Modern Perspectives

Psychological Professionals and Areas of Specialization

Psychology: The Scientific Methodology

Ethics of Psychological Research

Chapter 2: The Biological Perspective

An Overview of the Nervous System

Neurons and Nerves: Building the Network

The Central Nervous System- The "Central Processing Unit"

The Peripheral Nervous System- Nerves on the Edge

Distant Connections: The Endocrine Glands

Looking Inside the Brain

From the Bottom Up: The Structures of the Brain

Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception

The ABCs of Sensation

The Science of Seeing

The Hearing Sense: Can You Hear Me Now?

Chemical Senses: It tastes Good, But It Smells Even Better

Somesthetic Senses: What the Body Knows

The ABCs of Perception

Chapter 4: Learning

Definition of Learning

It Makes Your Mouth Water: Classical Conditioning

What's in It for Me? Operant Conditioning

Cognitive Learning Theory

Observational Learning

Chapter 5: Memory

Three Processes of Memory

Models of Memory

The Information-Processing Model: Three Stages of Memory

Getting It Out: Retrieval of Long-Term Memories

The Reconstructive Nature of Long-Term Memory Retrieval: How Reliable Are Memories?

What Were We Talking About? Forgetting

Neuroscience of Memory

Chapter 6: Consciousness and Cognition

What is Consciousness?

Altered States: Sleep

How People Think

Language

Chapter 7: Development Across the Life Span

Issues in Studying Human Development

The Basic Building Blocks of Development

Prenatal Development

The embryonic Period

The Fetal Period: Grow, Baby, Grow

Infancy and Childhood Development

Baby, Can You See Me? Baby, Can You Hear Me? Sensory Development

Gender Development

Adolescence

Adulthood

Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion

Approaches to Understanding Motivation

Psychoactive Drugs and Addiction

Sexual Motivation

Emotion

Chapter 9: Stress and Health

Stress and Stressors

Physiological Factors: Stress and Health

Stress, Hunger, and Eating Disorders

Stress and Sexual Dysfunction

Coping with Stress

Chapter 10: Social Psychology

Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience

Social Cognition: Attitudes, Impression Formation, and Attribution

Social Interaction: Prejudice, Love, and Aggression

Liking and Loving: Interpersonal Attraction

Aggression and Prosocial Behavior

Chapter 11: Theories of Personality and Intelligence

Theories of Personality and Intelligence

The Man and the Couch: Sigmund Freud and Psychodynamic Perspective

The Behaviorist and Social Cognitive Views of Personality

The Third Force: Humanism and Personality

Trait Theories: Who Are You?

Assessment of Personality

Intelligence

The Biology of Personality and Intelligence: Behavioral Genetics

Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders

What is Abnormality?

Models of Abnormality

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)

Anxiety Disorders: What, Me Worry?

Mood Disorders: The Effect of Affect

Eating Disorders

Schizophrenia: Altered Reality

Personality Disorder

Chapter 13: Psychological Therapies

Two Kinds of Therapy

The Early Days: Ice-Water Baths and Electric Shocks

Psychotherapy Begins

Humanistic Therapies: To Err is Human

Behavior Therapies: Learning One's Way to Better Behavior

Cognitive Therapies: Thinking is Believing

Group Therapies: Not for the Shy

Does Psychotherapy Really Work?

Biomedical Therapies

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